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. >> welcome back. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill that is making its way through the senate. the bill would require online retailers to collect state and local sales tax for purchases made over the internet. the sales tax would be sent to the states where the shoppers live. under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales tax if the store has a physical presence in the state. so as we all know, most online sales are essentially tax- free, even though you are supposed to declare those items on your state tax return and pay the sales tax, very few americans do. the senate voted 74 to 20 yesterday to move the market place fairness act to a boatvote. with the level of support, the senate could pass the bill as early as this week. >> bart is same this morning that a woman was not injured when a train ran over her after she jumped onto the tracks at a san francisco station. the woman jumped in front of oncoming train at the 24 street station last night. the train went right over the woman as it passed through the station and did not injure her as she l
' projections. netflix shares are up almost $40 to just $214 a share. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill require online retailers to collect state and local sales tax for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes will be sent to the states were a shopper lev's. under crime law, states can only require stores to collect sales tax of the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many online sales tax are essentially tax-free even though you're supposed to declare those items on your state tax return and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. this a de senate noted 74 to 20 yesterday to take up the bill. with that level of support, the senate could pass the bill as early as this week. >> using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as testing with fingers. a new study by the texas transportation institute at texas a&m university came out today and it showed driver response time significantly delayed no matter which method was used. the study was the first to compare boys to tax
seems tax but that is new in california. what the u.s. government wants to do now that willake it so everyone has to pay internet sales tax. >> a one-two punch from mother outfr fld, tousang facing another headache >> covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, 5:14 and this is the view from mount sutro looking on e lightsf san anciosget re t night separae day with more on the weather. it will be warm one coming up in a few minutes. >> the days of tax-free online shopping could end. the not is plan on voting by today to give states the authority to collect sales tax on all internet purchases. amazon is urging customers to call lawmakers to shoot it down. local governments have been losing billions from online retailers not collecting sales taxes. california and eight other states are the exceptions. with state laws requiring online giants to collect taxes from internet purchases. >> amazon is upping customers to write the congressional representatives to oppose the bill. >> there are a lot of rattled nerves but no damage or
it and forget it >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the story i'm falling out of washington. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill would require online retailer to collect data local taxes for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives. >> under current law, states can only record store to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many on-line cells essentially tax-free. even though you are supposed to declare those items on your state tax returns and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. the senate voted 74 to 20 as today to take up the bill. with the level of support, the senate to pass the bill as early as this week. >> >> we will take a break is 511 back with more in a moment. when we come back we will the full text of forecast. here's a look at san jose. the ride on 101 looking okay. temperatures outsider pretty good. 54 in san jose looking for near a [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf..
. >> the board decided to close four stations last year after a parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> the u.s. postal service will sell its historic downtown berkeley building on alston way. the post office will be moved to another location as close to the current site as possible. the postal service says financial issues are forcing the sale. berkeley's mayor says he is disappointed and hopes the owners will maintain the building's historfacade >>> north vallejo little league is asking parents and relatives to leave their weapons at home. 200 little leaguers were temporarily benched last week after a noninjury shooting occurred outside in the parking lot. it happened after a father and relative got into an argument during a game. >> i know it happened this vallejo but you wouldn't think it would happen on a t-ball game with little kids playing. >> they were heartbroken. they want to play. nothing out here for them really to do positive. the only thing. >> the game is back on. a new no tolerance policy includes no violence and no weapons. >>> the california highway patrol will co
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
on filing their firm returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at abc7news.com. >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone. it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay a
bags at check out. that doesn't sit well with some. >> i feel they are already getting money from taxes that they charge you. they charge you for everything in the world. and i just think it's an added cost. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug things up. i would like it to be cleaner for my grand kids. >> now according to san mateo county health system, californians use about 20 billion plastic grocery bags every year. that is why a growing number of communities all across the bay area are putting similar bans in place in an effort to offset all of the cleanup costs. as we bring you back here live here in san mateo county they are really trying to launch an education effort and get people used to this new bag ban. you can see they have a sign posted here at the entrance to the store. and in many case there is is a store that will hand out reusable bags for free. we are live this morning in belmont alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:38. sal, we're just talking about you know forgetting the bags. do you bring your bags your reusable bags? it's a guy
or form. the supreme court said that if you do an internet transaction he did not have to collect taxes. for local government is a decision that will hopefully pool and $23 billion in state local taxes. there's pros and cons. i will still shop online, because i hate people. bipartisan support and the white house said if you pass it, we will approve it. it's more so the matter of when and not if. ming out wir quarterly earnings. >> they don't have a lot of competition. the department of justice have approved mergers that she wouldn't have thought would be passed. the roots are going to be more and more eliminated. they're charging full price and they're not discounting to come peak with one another. if you're an investor, i'm starting to look at them. >> was talk about five to nine plan. i agree with it for college or not. >> i would prefer that parents save for their own retirement first, but if you're wealthy and give max goes outhave maxed those out. 'a great way of saying--saving money passed deferred. i liked it but i prefer that to save it for yourself. 529 plans are really for the
sales tax would require retailers with sales of more than a million dollars to tax its shoppers. that could generate up to $23 billion a year in revenue. bay area-based ebay does not support the bill. its ceo emailed millions of users asking them to fight it. the u.s. senate began debating the bill yesterday. >>> 5:20. coming up the as did something they haven't done in almost a year. >> plus, buster posey led a giants comeback and an unlikely source finished it. >> first as we count down to opening day here's a look at the new bay bridge. we'll be right back. ,, when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> taking a check now, fine across the golden gate bridge, no metering lights, delays through the livermore valley and through dublin-pleasanton. we'll have a check of more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes here o
boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in the burning building. two others were injured. >> abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live on that story. >> heartbreaking for the family living in this home on north 5th street across the street from the japa
and their office is now empty. three former employees were arraigned for income tax fraud and money non-- money laundering. >> they are a group people that come to the united states after a military duty in israel and do this type of business and it is not isolated to our county, it is something that happens across the united states. >> this case is scheduled to go to trial in june and as for the five who skipped town the d.a. will issue a warrant for their arrest. >> the postal service has dealt a blow to berkeley neighbors fighting to keep a historic post office open saying they have oh kid the sale of the berkeley post office building. city leaders say the 99-year-old building has historic significance and should be preserved and the post office said they will open a new post office as close to the country site as possible part of the effort by the post office to generate revenue. opponents have 15 days to appeal. >> the warriors face the nuggets in denver tonight in game two in the playoff sears. they almost pulled out a win saturday night but miller was able to make the game-winning basket
up to $300,000 in annual tax revenue. neighbors in the area expressed concern about how more air traffic and noise levels would harm them but the mayor insisted that signature and the other jet companies will adhere to the curfew in place from 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. we talked to an airport official about the howl and how they will -- how they will benefit and how the airport needs the money. we'll bring that to you coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2." janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> coming up next -- the senate prepares to take action on the issue over gun control. how the votes are stacking up for extended background checks. and what california dianne feinstein said on the senate floor years ago. >>> this year's host of the oscars. he's now at the center of a controversy tied to the boston marathon bombings. >>> 30s, 40s and 50s on the low. it's clear for everybody. windy for some. highs today warming up. a lot of 70s, low to mid. temperatures will continue to warm up. >>> we're getting word of delays at sfo. the airport says flights to and from o'hare int
daughter. >> i am hard broken. she was a wonderful paperson. ever wonder anew our loved her. you cannot tax for a better daughter. i cannot believe that this has happened. this does not make any sense. >> several boston area public safety unions are offering a 50 declined thousand dollar reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack. >> are arrests have been made in the murder of a bay area paramedic who was driving in oakland hills area. five arrests, all boys ages 16 or younger. kron4 will tran is live with the story. >> the police department made up or arrest the same day that he was laid to rest. here is a picture of the paramedic. he was not working at the time and he was in the process of taking his father to the hospital when a car pulled up and fired several shots. here is video of the sting from april 2nd. he lost control of his car and crested down a ravine. they run able to find the suspects at the time and we do know that the first arrest was made on monday and it talked to the suspect and he gave up an affirmation of the were able to make the o
provisional legal status after paying fines and back taxes if they have not commit add crime. they can apply for permanent resident stat news 10 years and the measure tightens border security and makes exceptions for law-abiding imgrants who arrived at minors and completed high school and the bill is called a compromise. >> an appeals court will hear arguments over california's landmark ban on sexual orientation change efforts. the court will take up two legal challenges to the ban signed into law by governor jerry brown outlawing licensed mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy to youth. opponents say this limits free speech and sued to block the law from taking affect. >> the sun is just starting to come over the hills. it will be beautiful. >> gorgeous day. a lot of sunscreen is needed. we will have an extended period warm and dry weather coming to your neighborhoods. live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. we will talk about what will happen today. bright sunshine. a few breezy spots hanging around and it will be clear and cool the next couple of nights and no chanc
by 700 officers by 2015 and calls for ending planned library closures with rebounding tax revenue are helping cover the staffing increases. >> the latest now on the boston bombings, officials using surveillance video are reporting significant progress in the search for the person or persons who set off the two bombs at the boston marathon. there is new information this morning making officials confident they can find this killer but today is about grieving. at this church president obama and the first lady will come here to try to comfort the heart broken city. >> three daze after terror, a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join the boston residents at a service dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. >> they will remember those killed, 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the 200 people who were injured include those still in the hospital. also, a major break in the investigation. authorities believe they now have a clear image of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs inc
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
like they are already getting money from taxes. they charge you for everything in the world. i think it's an added cost that is not necessary. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug stuff up. i would like it to be a little cleaner for my grand kids as they grow up. >> californian's reuse about 20 billion plastic bags every year. today some stores will hand out their bags for free. you keep your bags in the trunk and forget them so i ask people on facebook a very funny conversation going on about where people keep their bags. how they remember to bring their bags. >> after going in and having to pay because they are in the car i'm going to start remembering them now. >> right. maybe there is the incentive. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. we have a new crash in san francisco i want to mention. northbound 101 near the 280 interchange. one car hit the wall there. it's causing slow traffic coming up from near candle stick. let's go out and take a look at commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound. you can see traffic is moving a
their representatives to vote against the marketplace fairness act which is an online sales tax. the biboys out there it would go after smaller merchants and hurt them. the stock market off to a mixed open. corporate earnings driving the way. we are going to get a report on existing home sales in the u.s. at 7 a.m. our time. right now the dow lower by 21 points. nasdaq heading higher by 6. s&p is trading flat. apple shares trying to rebound today, up about .75%. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >>> time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> norah o'donnell is in the big chair today and joins us life in new york with more on the big show. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ahead we have new information on what the fbi is learning from the boston bombing suspect under guard and awake at a hospital. also, we'll take you to russia where we're tracking down information about the suspect's past. gaves all a rare look at the dogs that serve u.s. special forces. this morning a decorated seal who trains many of those dogs will be here with us
the four stations last year after a $75 per year parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> yesterday should have been a holiday here in the bay area. today not too far behind, right, weather-wise? >> not the banner beach day that we had yesterday but i think around the rest of the bay area the weather is going to be spectacular again. just a little bit cooler outside. fog' coastline. the winds are kicking up in spots. look at our mount vaca cam shaking in the winds this morning. we have seen gusts over 20 and 30 miles per hour inland add there is a wind advisory in some of the valleys, as well. here it is. into the delta the carquinez strait wind advisory until 2 p.m. could see some of those gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. but it is still going to be a beautiful day in most spots. the temperatures where we get those winds have warmed up even 65 degrees now in san francisco. 66 in vallejo. and 66 already in santa rosa. by the afternoon, we are back up tothe mid-80s in spots inland. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s with patchy fog at the coastline. more on your we
for cars. the cost of owning your car? neither the to thousand dollars a year higher taxes aside living is expensive. start looking at your federal and state income tax. look at your mouth the car bill look at your monthly maintenance bill. the most is the expensive part were made in it as insurance spirit the united states is short-term basis. 60ยข a mile, $9,100 a year you have to save for retirement before you do anything else because your money goes fast. this is just an example of it. a lot of people would not think it cost almost $10,000 are critical. >> you're asking a student would cost gold to collapse. amateurs. >> a big nuggets of gold someone is putting on your desk. that is not collapsing was collapsing is et at exchange rate. the mutual funds tied to gold. a lot of images are in them margent up. there is margin cost. 14 percent drop in two days i've never seen anything like that. gold has been crushed. i expected to go a bit lower. this gold probably more attractive than exchange traded mutual funds. >> thank you robyn. if you have a question posted on his face book and pa
. >> another developing story we are following this morning comes out of taxes or they're saying it is not clear how many people are trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant exploded late last night killing as many as 15 people and injuring 160 others. these are some of the latest aerial pictures that came in this morning, giving us our first glimpse of the bay light of some of the damage and destruction. it was a massive explosion. it started as a fire, the fertilizer plant fire got out of control. firefighters responded and attempted to put out that fire when the plant exploded. he saw the dramatic footage of the news group that was going there to do this to the scene to do a story on the fire. they captured the entire bank the blaze. the firefighters as though searching for survivors this morning. the mayor says some of the early responding firefighters that are right next to the building battling the blaze are still unaccounted for this morning. here is one witnesses said the explosion was so powerful, he was born across the room. >> i was exit pick up and thrown about
morning. >> getting the latest on the taxes fertilizer plant explosion. >> the blast destroyed dozens of homes and apartment buildings. a school, a nursing home as well were damaged severely in some instances. search and rescue teams have been sifting the rubble ever since the plant exploded. at least 35 people are confirmed dead including 10 first responders. >> take a listen. with a heavy heart i can confirm 12 individuals have been recovered from the fertilizer plant explosion. the deceased had been taken to the dallas forensic center for proper identification. to date there have been approximately 200 reported injuries. 150 buildings have been cleared. 50 homes have been destroyed. 25 homes still yet to be cleared. >> authorities say there is no indication that the blast was anything other than the industrial accident sparked by fire. the company in charge of the plan has been cited for apparently minor safety violations of the past decade. clearly an investigation into the recent incident will be ongoing. a picture of the fbi in boston of the one to suspect. secretary of state jo
. >> investigators and taxes have not determined a cause of the explosion that killed 14 people including 10 first responders and a fertilizer plant in west texas. investigators say they pinpointed where the blast originated. the mpeg damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses leaving hundreds of people homeless and in need of help. authorities have also released 91 tapes that captured the initial panic after the fire and massive blast. >> there was some type of explosion and our house, all of the windows are completely blocked and. the walls, part of it is blown off. >>, down and take a deep breath. we are aware of the situation and we are sending people out there as soon as we can. >> city leaders allowed some residents to return to their homes are the weekend but they still face strict curfews. fire officials will hold a memorial service at baylor university on thursday and honor of the volunteer firefighters who died. >> the boy scouts of america are proposing to partially lift its longtime ban on homosexuals. this proposal comes after weeks of private deliberation between the organiz
the latest with the tax out of boston. if three people, including a 8 year-old child, have died. nearly 150 have been injured. a press conference is happening in about 30 minutes from now, which will carry that live for you. >> back here in the bay area, law-enforcement officials are stepping up patrols. if you can expect to see added patrols on bart this morning. >> one bay area resident was injured at the bombing in boston. he is a 12 year-old from martinez. kron4 will tran is a live from the boy's school with an update this morning. >> we will be right back.
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
a little easier. for law enforcement the work is not done. >> this senseless tax and the families deserve an answer. the wounded have to learn how to stand, walk, live and deserve answers. >> reporter: just information coming and from an official the federal prosecutors are at hospital right now. working on possible charges and the camping gear since last night. and it is important to note that we remember the victim's and word that stance at this moment. 50 victims are still lead area hospitals. and they are still in critical victim's. reporting live in boston, tory done last name -- dunnin.. >> and after a gun battle. the suspect, joe- kar tsarnaev, was captured by police. tsarnaev is now in serious condition at the hospital. dramatic video has been released of the shootout between police and the it was recorded by a neighbor who, like so many in the boston area yesterday, were ordered to stay in their homes. nearly 50 shots fired in the exchange. all while the suspect was holed up in a boat. after running from police early friday morning. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledg
,000 and 20,000 people left a lot of trash behind. since there was no organizer for the event, city tax payers have to pay for it. >> big bucks there. >>> a warm start to the week but how long will it last. steve paulson will tell us when to expect a cooldown. >>> and check this out. a young boy a very horrifying close call with an alligator. we'll tell you how he was able to survive. >>> it looks like we have some slowing on southbound 101. this may be due to an earlier crash near candlestick. we'll give you the update straight ahead. [ male announcer ] enjoy delicious chicken made the way you say at subwa. with our oven roasted chicken, now a $3 six-inch select. make it your own with melty monterey cheddar or creamy ranch. and during april, the black forest ham is also a $3 six-inch select. subway. eat fresh. >>> a south florida boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by an alligator. he and his father planned to go canoeing off boynton beach. he wandered to the edge and an alligator bit on the right side of his body. >> grabbed my arm. i couldn't get out. >> i'll punching the alligat
for internet sales to collect sales tax. >>> and the "washington post" says investors are pouring more money. some wealthy buyers make up 70% of sales. >>> all right. weather looking good around the bay area. nice sunny start to the day to the coastline. the temperatures staying fairly mild in some spots. in the upper 50s already in some areas. 57 degrees in oakland. 57 in vallejo. 57 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon sunshine to the coast.60s evenat th 70s inside the bay and 90 degrees inland in the warmest spots. next couple of days starting to cool down fog returning by wednesday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the big wedding starring robert d dinero katherine heigl and diane keeton in theaters friday. >>> two police officers were guthe manhunt more the marathon bombers. one gave his life. the other nearly lost his. this morning the friends who became heroes. >>> a legal battle is already brewing over the surviving suspect. should he be treated as an enemy combatant. >>> and a historic tragedy in the rockies. >> i figured,
price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from sheridan up
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